The News Record: Students gain real-world experience at 'the global birthplace of co-op'

UC is the top public university for cooperative education

The University of Cincinnati founded cooperative education in 1906 and continues to be a leader in the field spurring innovation in all aspects of experience-based learning, including internships, service learning, virtual co-op, community projects and industry partnerships. U.S. News and World Report ranks UC as the best public institution in co-op.  

The News Record, the university’s student-run newspaper, profiled the co-op program and spoke with two students and their experience with experience-based learning: Sarah Nunley, a third-year in DAAP and Kyle Cannon, a second-year student in CECH. Nunley is enjoying a co-op at Court Atkins Group, an architecture and design company in South Carolina and Cannon is working for 8451, a data analysis company in Cincinnati patented by Kroger in the IT industry.

Co-op allows UC’s classroom to extend to every corner of the globe from Fortune 500 companies to work experiences in places such as China, Morocco and South America. Students earn a collective $75 million annually working for thousands of employers including GE Aviation, Disney, Toyota, Kroger, Procter & Gamble and many more.  

Read the News Record story about cooperative education at UC online.

Students can learn more about co-op online at UC.

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